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desktop-entry-unknown-type

This desktop entry uses a type that's not one of the currently recognized values of "Application", "Link" or "Directory". Implementations should ignore any unknown values but it's still likely an error if you used something else and this check should be updated if any new desktop file types start being used. Note that case is significant.

The desktop-file-validate tool in the desktop-file-utils package is useful for checking the syntax of desktop entries.

For more information please consult:

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.113.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 43a81d7. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check menu-format.

Visibility: warning

The following 10 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 15 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.